Continuing Education


Live Webinar Series

INTRODUCTION TO STEEL BRIDGE DESIGN

AISC and NSBA are pleased to offer a webinar series on steel bridge design. Written and presented by a group of experts in the steel bridge industry, this webinar series not only suits those new to steel bridge design, but it also serves as a good refresher for experienced bridge designers.

There are two registration options for this webinar series.

Individual Live Webinars

Four live webinars, beginning on October 12, will explore topics such as the fabrication process of steel plate and box girders, plate girder design, the effects of curvature and skew, and fatigue and fracture design. Register for each live webinar individually. Registration is valid for one site connection (one computer) where an unlimited number of people can watch the webinar and receive a PDH certificate.

8-Session Package

For those who are new to bridge design or would like a refresher, AISC is offering the option to register for a complete introduction to bridge design course. Before watching the live webinars starting on October 12, participants can catch up on topics such as basic bridge terminology, the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, steel material properties, and loads and analysis by watching four recorded webinars. Participants may earn PDH credit for each session attended and a certificate of completion (EEU) for this 8-session course. This is a great opportunity especially for students and recent graduates starting a career in bridge design. Only the registrant will receive a PDH certificate for the 8-session package registration option.

Note: This course is an encore presentation of the 2016 course Night School B1: Introduction to Steel Bridge Design.

Sessions

R1: Recorded: Introduction to Effective Seismic Design

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Discussion of earthquakes as a significant load case
  • Review of structural dynamics as related to seismic response
  • Review of response spectrum as a way to characterize seismic demand
  • Review of the benefits of system ductility
  • Review of steel ductility and how it can be used to create system ductility
  • Review of steel lateral systems

R2: Recorded - Seismic Design Concepts - Moment Frames

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of moment-frame intended behavior and source of inelastic drift.
  • Presentation of moment-frame analysis issues.
  • Discussion of moment-frame connection testing and lessons learned after the Northridge earthquake.
  • Treatment of connection design
  • Discussion of member stability

R3: Recorded - Seismic Design Concepts - Braced Frames

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of braced-frame configurations.
  • Discussion of behavior of braced frames in earthquakes and in testing.
  • Detailed treatment of brace behavior in tension and compression.
  • Overview of configuration-related issues
  • Discussion of the behavior of beam-column-gusset connection assemblies at large drifts and related design approaches.
  • Treatment of design issues for gusset plates and connection analysis

R4: Recorded - Seismic Design Concepts – Buildings

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of the formal relationship of codes in the US.
  • Explanation of the basic concepts employed in code- seismic design, such as seismic design category, maximum considered earthquake, importance factor, etc.
  • Explanation of general analysis and design requirements.
  • Discussion of detailed systems (designed using the AISC Seismic Provisions) and non-detailed systems (designed using only the AISC Specification).
  • Treatment of wind-vs.-seismic comparison issues.
  • Discussion of irregularities
  • Discussion of issues related to base plates
  • Discussion of issues related to diaphragms, including the alternative design procedures in ASCE 7 2016

R5: Bonus Q+A on the first four sessions

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

View the first four recorded sessions and submit your questions to Rafael Sabelli by August 24. He will answer many of your questions in this bonus recording, which will be available by August 31. Submit your questions by email to webinars@aisc.org.  (Note: This bonus recording is being provided as a study aid, and will not count toward additional PDH credit.)

L1: September 10 - Application - Design example setup

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of design example steps
  • System selection
  • Configuration selection
  • Base-shear determination, including  wind vs seismic comparison
  • Determination of Irregularities
  • Presentation of load combinations, including determination of redundancy and identifying load combination extents (i.e., which elements get Omegified)

L2: September 17 - Application - Building analysis/diaphragms

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

Analysis

  • Review of analysis types and applicability
  • Presentation of structural model, including moment releases and effective stiffness
  • Discussion of second-order effects in the analysis
  • Presentation of drift calculation and check

Diaphragms

  • Determination of building-analysis forces, including via semi-rigid diaphragm modeling
  • Discussion of capacity-design forces
  • Design of members at diaphragm openings

L3: September 24 - Application - Moment Frames

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of system/connection selection and prequalification issues
  • Presentation of frame analysis
  • Presentation of beam design
  • Presentation of column design
  • Presentation of connection design
  • Presentation of base-plate  design

L4: October 1 - Application - Braced Frames

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Review of configuration-related issues, including load combinations and special checks
  • Presentation of brace design
  • Presentation of capacity design-analysis methods
  • Presentation of beam design
  • Presentation of column design
  • Presentation of connection design at column
  • Presentation of chevron connection design
  • Presentation of base-plate  design


Registration Information

Price Info

Individual Live Sessions

$185  Member
$285  Non-member
$155  Student/Faculty
$155  Government Employee

Prices are per webinar.  Registration includes certificates for an unlimited number of people at one connection site.

Register
8-Session Package

$500  Member
$900  Non-member
$250  Student/Faculty
$500  Government Employee

Prices include all 8 webinars.  Registration includes a certificate for the registrant only.

Register
  • Date: Live Webinars at 1:30 p.m. EDT on 10/12/2017, 10/19/2017, 10/26/2017, 11/02/2017 (Recorded sessions R1-R4 available starting 09/11/2017)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per session
  • PDH Credits: 1.5 per session
  • Registration Deadline: 10/26/2017 11:00 a.m.
  • Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions can be made at any time. Eight-Session Package registration cancellations received 1-3 days prior to Session L1 will be charged a $150 service charge. Cancellations and no-shows the day of Session L1 and later will not receive a refund. Individual session registration cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.

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Speakers

Karl Frank

Karl Frank, PhD, PE

Karl Frank is a consultant in Austin, Texas.

Todd Helwig

Todd Helwig, PhD

Dr. Helwig is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ronnie Medlock

Ronnie Medlock

Ronnie Medlock is Vice President of Technical Services at High Steel Structures, LLC in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Domenic Coletti

Domenic Coletti

Domenic Coletti is a Senior Bridge Engineer with Michael Baker International in Cary, North Carolina.

Robert Connor

Robert Connor, PhD

Robert Connor is a Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University.

Additional Speakers

Anna Teague, PE, Joanne Shaner, PE, Michael Grubb, PE, and John Kulicki, PhD, PE